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Agricultural Waste Burning in Sonora: Factual Record

North American Environmental Law and Policy, Volume 35

September 28, 2018 84 pages

Agricultural Waste Burning in Sonora: Factual Record

North American Environmental Law and Policy, Volume 35

September 28, 2018 84 pages

Description

On 22 January 2016, a person whose name has been kept confidential pursuant to NAAEC Article 11(8)(a) (the “Submitter”) filed an NAAEC Article 14(1) submission with the Secretariat. The Submitter asserts that approximately 100 tons of asparagus crop residues generated on some 13,000 hectares of cropland near the municipality of Caborca, Sonora (“the municipality of Caborca” or “Caborca”) are burned each year. The Submitter contends that the burning violates the provisions of the Environmental Protection Bylaw (Reglamento de Equilibrio Ecológico y Protección al Medio Ambiente—REEPMA) of the municipality of Caborca, Sonora, and Mexican Official Standard NOM-015-Semarnat/Sagarpa-2007, Establishing the technical specifications for the use of fire on forested land and agricultural land (NOM-015).

Additional Information

Document Type: Factual Record
Theme: Enforcement
Series: North American Environmental Law and Policy
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